3 reasons Steelers should avoid Kyle Trask in the 2021 NFL Draft

Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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The Steelers could look to address the quarterback position early in the NFL Draft. Here’s why Pittsburgh should pass on Florida’s Kyle Trask. 

The 2021 draft class is shaping up to be a historic year for quarterbacks. Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields were two of the top recruits in the nation coming out of high school, while BYU’s Zach Wilson and North Dakota State’s Trey Lance offers plenty of upside at the position. Recently, Mac Jones has raised eyebrows and sparked debates after his performance in the National Championship game, and there are rumors that all five of the top quarterbacks could be gone as early as the 12th pick in the draft.

Rarely do you ever see as many as six quarterbacks drafted in the first round, but 2021 could break the mold. Kyle Trask is most draft analysts’ sixth quarterback this year after Jones, but I don’t think many will have a first-round grade on him. Unfortunately, Ed Bouchette of The Athletic recently stated that he is on Pittsburgh’s radar. There are more than enough reasons to be concerned about this. Here’s why the Steelers avoid Kyle Trask in the 2021 NFL Draft:

Severe lack of mobility

Today’s NFL consist of an entirely new breed of NFL quarterbacks. While velocity and throw power are still very important traits, teams are looking for a modern-day quarterback who can get outside of the pocket and extend the play. That description certainly doesn’t fit Kyle Trask.

Though the 6’5” and 240-pound quarterback can occasionally scamper for the short gain, his lack of mobility is evident in every game you watch. While it’s not required that a quarterback has to be able to run with the football, Trask’s lack of athleticism makes him a sitting duck in the pocket and a player who will require a good offensive line around him in order to be successful. This type of quarterback has gone by the wayside, and the Steelers should follow suit.